Welcome to the homepage for the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing's 43rd Annual Gala.  The Gala supports the Center's work of restoring a sense of safety and hope for children and adults in the Greater Washington region after experiencing a loss, life-threatening illness, violence, or other trauma.

Join us for the evening to honor the vital work of the Wendt Center with great food, incredible friends, and exciting auction items.

Thank you to everyone who attended our Benefit or supported the event.  It was an amazing night and we look forward to next year!

When:  Thursday, November 15, 2018
Cocktail Hour: 6:30 PM
Dinner and Live Auction: 7:30 PM
Where: Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown
Emcee:  David Gregory is a television journalist and the former moderator of NBC News' Meet the Press, author of “How’s Your Faith,” and winner of numerous prestigious awards in journalism.

Keynote Speaker: Liz Welch is an award-winning journalist and the author of The Kids Are All Right, (Harmony, 2009) a memoir she co-wrote with her siblings about losing both parents--and being separated at a young age as a result of that loss. 
It won a 2010 ALEX Award from the American Library Association and was one of Salon's best books of 2009.